RI-Finland Co-Host the Meeting of High Level Advisory Board on Mediation of UN Secretary-General
2018-06-19 22:35:30 来源:印尼外交部 作者: 【 】 浏览:37次 评论:0

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia report on June 19th :The Indonesian Foreign Minister and the Finnish Foreign Minister have co-hosted the Meeting of High Level Advisory Board on Mediation (HLAB-M) of the UN Secretary-General in Helsinki (18/6). The UN Secretary-General and the members of HLAB-M attended the meeting.

In the opening statement, Foreign Minister Retno conveyed three inputs to the Secretary-General and HLAB-M in relation to mediation, efforts to prevent conflicts and create peace.

First, the importance of improving communication with community leaders/religious leaders to maintain the value of tolerance".

In this regard, Foreign Minister Retno said that recently, Indonesia hosted the Indonesia-Afghanistan-Pakistan Ulema Trilateral Conference, in Bogor in May 2018. The Ulema Conference resulted in a positive commitment which was expected to contribute to peace in Afghanistan.

Second, the importance of changing the culture of reaction" to culture of prevention".

In this regard, Foreign Minister Retno conveyed the support to the UN Secretary-General's initiative to make conflict prevention" as one of the UN priorities.

Third, the importance of disseminating the habit of dialogue", respect for international laws, cooperation with the Regional Organization to prevent conflicts.

This was in line with Indonesia's priority as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, whose its term of office will commence on 1 January 2019 and end on 31 December 2020.

Responding to what the UN Secretary General said regarding the women's role in peace, the Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs conveyed the importance of women's empowerment in the eradication of terrorism. The women's role was also considered a very important means of creating peace.

HLAB-M was established by the UN Secretary-General on 13 September 2017, consisting of 18 leaders of former Presidents, former Foreign Ministers and other important figures. One of the members of HLAB-M is former Indonesian Foreign Minister, Marty Natalegawa.

The objective of establishing HLAB-M is to provide support to the UN Secretary-General in enhancing mediation on the UN agendas.

The issue of mediation and conflict prevention was not a new issue in Indonesian foreign policy. The UN Secretary-General specifically expressed the appreciation for Indonesia's active role in the Rakhine State issue.

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